Published on : Friday, December 14, 2018
Robert Burns – Scotland’s national bard – is celebrated every year on would have been his birthday, 25 January, and which is now known as Burns Night. Scots and visitors alike can toast his legacy and celebrate Scotland with a wee dram and a traditional Burns supper of haggis, neeps and tatties.
After enjoying the food, Scotland fans can then follow in the Bard’s footsteps across Scotland, including his birthplace, Alloway in Ayrshire – home to the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum – and Dumfries, which is home to places such as Ellisland Farm and the Globe Inn pub .
What’s more, Scotland plays hosts to many Burns Night events in January, including the biggest Burns celebratory festival, Dumfries’ Big Burns Supper , and the festival in his hometown, Burns an’ a’ that.
Burns Night events in 2019
Big Burns Supper
Dumfries (various venues), 24 January – 3 February 2019
A Burns supper with a twist, the world’s biggest contemporary Burns celebration runs for 11 days at the end of January in the vibrant capital of South Scotland, Dumfries. The festival takes place in venues, bars, art galleries, museums and has an 800 capacity Spiegeltent which includes a strong roster of international names taking place.
The line-up for 2019 includes KT Tunstall, burlesque performers Le Haggis , comedy from Ed Byrne and Hardeep Singh Kohli, the Bootleg Beatles and award-winning singer songwriter, Hazel O’Connor. And yes, there will be haggis, too.